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Winschgaoug (Cree) with Betsy Longchap

Winschgaoug is the wake-up call in many Cree homes in James Bay. Every weekday morning, the show provides listeners with survival information, (weather, news and sports) plus conversation about some of their favourite subjects...hunting, traditional practises, and the environment. The show features columnists from across the nine Cree communities.

  • 11:08
    Lloyd Cheechoo talks with CBC North about the Montreal U2 concert
    Jun 7, 2018
  • 22:54
    The First Nations Elite Triple A Bantam team travelled to Quebec City to play in the Coupe Challenge Quebec AAA last weekend, a private, summer tournament. They had a troubling run, that included racial taunts from opponents and spectators, . FN Elite Bantam AAA coach Tommy HJ Neeposh filmed one of the incidents on his phone, and shared that video on Facebook. CBC North announcer Betsy Longchap spoke with Neeposh about what happened. (Interview in Eastern Cree)
    May 31, 2018
  • 03:55
    Mistissini teens, guided by mural artist Sophie Stella-Voisin, spent a few weeks this spring creating new images for their Youth Centre. Catherine Quinn helped with the project. She spoke with CBC North journalist Stephane Gunner about it.
    May 30, 2018
  • 08:35
    The three Eeyou Marine Region Boards are now working from a new office space in Waskaganish. The new Cree Nation Government building was officially opened this week. We spoke with Gordon Blackned, chair of the Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board (EMRWB).
    May 30, 2018
  • 18:33
    A group of almost 50 students - many of them newly arrived immigrants - visited the James Bay community of Waskaganish earlier this May, as part of a school trip to learn about Indigenous communities in Northern Quebec. The trip was part of a school-wide project to tackle the issue of prejudice. Lucy Trapper, a culture teacher in Waskaganish, spent some time with the students making traditional food. Along with Lucy Trapper, one of the people in Waskaganish who welcomed the Montreal was Lysanne Sevigny, a Secondary 1 French teacher at the the local Wiinibekuu School. Listen to our interviews with Lucy Trapper and Lysanne Sevigny (in Eastern Cree and English).
    May 17, 2018
  • 12:09
    Our elders in Eeyou Istchee have a lot of Cree knowledge to share and teach. Elder Emily Jolly was taught at a young age to skin and stretch a beaver pelt. She was raised on the land before attending Residential school in Ontario. She still teaches today, for those who are willing and eager to learn Cree culture. She spoke to CBC North host Betsy Longchap. (Interview in Eastern Cree)
    May 16, 2018
  • 06:17
    Alfred Swallow is a hunter from Mistissini, Quebec. He's been hunting and trapping in the LG 4 area for past 30 years. He says this past spring was an exceptionally bad goose hunting season, due to cold weather, and geese arriving late. He spoke to CBC North announcer Willie Loon about it. (Interview in Eastern Cree)
    May 16, 2018
  • 06:13
    In Eeyou Istchee, the Spring Goose Hunt is now in full swing. Hunters along with their families are returning to the land for the James Bay Cree annual Goose Break. Matthew Mukash is joining his extended family at their goose camp near Whapmagoostui, Quebec. He shared his love for goose hunting with CBC North host Betsy Longchap. (Interview in Eastern Cree)
    May 2, 2018
  • 06:48
    What do you want to be when you grow up? The Waabanutao Eeyou School in Eastmain hosted a career fair on Feb. 21 to help its students think about it. CBC North host Christopher Herodier spoke with vice-principal Sarah Mark Stewart.
    Feb 23, 2018
  • 59:00
    Morning show 8 am to 9 am
    Feb 14, 2018
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